Catherine Mas, Doctoral Candidate at Yale University – Alumni

Catherine Mas is a doctoral candidate in the Program for the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. Her research and teaching focuses on the interplay of medicine and society in the Americas. She is particularly interested in the history of global health, the shifting boundaries between medicine and religion, and the politics of healing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her current research project focuses on the medical landscape of Miami in the late twentieth century, where ideas and practices regarding health both shaped and were shaped by a fluctuating social and political order. The project seeks to understand the people, ideas, and structures that played a role in bridging the gaps between the medical institution and the city’s diverse patient population.